160 Lexington Avenue - Application to alter an entrance and areaway
At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, September13, 2012, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, 160 Lexington Avenue, an individual NYC Landmark, has applied to LPC to alter an entrance and areaway; and
WHEREAS, This building was originally The New York School of Applied Design for Women, later Phoenix School of Design, then it became part of Touro College, which sold the building to a private investor in 2006; and
WHEREAS, The present owner would like to make the ground level of the building attractive for a high end retailer by enlarging a secondary entrance door and areaway increasing the height of the door from 5 ft. 9 in. to 7 ft. 3 in, keeping the width at 3 ft., and making the entrance ADA-Compliant; and
WHEREAS, The building modifications will not significantly alter the appearance of the Landmark; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to alter an entrance and areaway at 160 Lexington Avenue, an individual NYC Landmark.